Tuesday, May 6


AP Test - Computer Science A & Spanish Language

@Gyms 7:30 a.m.


AP Test - Art History

@Gyms 11:30 a.m.


Solo & Ensemble Honors Recital

@Mini Theatre 6 p.m.


Wednesday, May 7


AP Test - Calculus AB & BC

@Gyms 7:30 a.m.


STAAR - U.S. History

@Classrooms 7:55 a.m.


AP Test - Chinese Language

@Gyms 11:30 a.m.


Thursday, May 8


AP Test - English Literature

@Gyms 7:30 a.m.


STAAR - Biology

@Classrooms 7:55 a.m.


AP Test - Japanese Language

@Gyms 11:30 a.m.


Principal's Reception

@Commons 6:30 p.m.


Friday, May 9


AP Test - English Language

@Gyms 7:30 a.m.


AP Test - Statistics & Studio Art

@Gyms 11:30 a.m.


Baseball Playoff - Game 1

@Cy Ranch 4:30 p.m.


Performance - Pride Spring Show

@Auditorium 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, May 10


Band - Ice Breaker

@Auditorium 12 p.m.


Baseball Playoff - Game 2

@WHS 1 p.m.


Baseball Playoff - Game 3 

If necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2


Monday, May 12


AP Test - Biology & Music Theory

@Gyms 7:30 a.m.


AP Test - Physics

@Gyms 11:30 a.m.


Senior Honors Night

@Auditorium 6:30 p.m.


Click here to access the WHS Calendar for more events.   
GRADES 9, 10 & 11

Monday, May 26

7:55 - 9:55 - 1st Period

10:05 - 12:05 - 2nd Period


Tuesday, May 27

7:55 - 9:55 - 3rd Period

10:05 - 12:05 - 4th Period


Wednesday, May 28

7:55 - 9:55 - 5th Period

10:05 - 12:05 - 6th Period


Thursday, May 29

7:55 - 9:55 - 7th Period


Wednesday, May 21

1:45 - 3:15 - 7th Period


Thursday, May 22

7:55 - 9:25 - 1st Period

12:10 - 1:40 - 5th Period


Friday, May 23

7:55 - 9:20 - 2nd Period

10:55 - 12:20 - 6th Period


Tuesday, May 27

7:55 - 9:55 - 3rd Period

10:05 - 12:05 - 4th Period



If you are interested in having a booth at the Westside HS Annual Garage Sale or just want to browse for treasures, drop by Westside on Saturday, May 17.  Click here for more details.

On Wednesday, April 30, a homeroom period was held to distribute Course Verifications for 2014-15 school year. 
Deans will be available to meet with parents this Thursday, May 8, and Monday, May 12, from 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Parents may make an appointment or come by the dean's office, during that time, to discuss their child's course selection for the upcoming school year. 
Prom tickets will be sold for $65 (cash only) from Monday, May 5, through Friday May 16, at lunch in the Commons. Contracts must be completely filled out. If your senior is bringing a guest that is not a Westside senior, a photocopy of their drivers license must be attached. All prom attendees must be between the ages of 16 and 20.  
Late tickets sold after May 16, will be $100.  Please email Ms. Brett with any questions at kbrett@houstonisd.org
Physicals will be given at Westside on May 15, in the Field House from 5:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m. The cost is $25 cash. This is for athletes for next year's sports seasons.
Students who were absent on SAT test day on April 16, can test on June 7, as part of the weekend SAT administration. They will need to sign in to their College Board account to transfer their registration free of charge. They need to make this transfer no later than the late registration deadline of May 28, to ensure that they have a seat on test day.

Students who are approved for testing accommodations should be reminded to apply their Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) code to their June registration. 


The Westside High School Baseball Camp will be held from June 2-5, and from June 9-12, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Westside High School. 
All players attending camp will receive a t-shirt and certificate of participation at the end of camp. We will provide a safe and positive learning environment for each player. Coaches will focus on teaching the basic fundamentals, drills, and techniques for hitting, bunting, infield, outfield, pitching, and base running. The camp staff will group players by age and ability in order to focus on each players needs and expectations. Campers will be able to utilize all the facilities Westside has to offer, including its state of the art hitting facility as well as one of the best high school baseball fields in the state. 
This is a great camp for players of all ages and abilities! Our coach to player ratio is 1:10 with many of the coaches being Westside coaches and former Westside players. There are numerous players from the Houston area that have attended this camp and went on to play College and professional baseball. We look forward to working with you, this summer.  
Click here for registration information.

Yearbook distribution begins Friday, May 9, for seniors. Distribution will be at lunch, during 7th period and after school in room E244.  Students must bring their school ID for pick up.


On Monday, May 12, all students may pick up their yearbooks during lunch and after school.


Extra yearbooks are on a first come, first serve basis of the $80 payment (cash or money order only).


For questions, please email or call Mr. Malinsky. Voicemail can be reached at 281-920-8000 x6061, and email inquiries to cmalinsk@houstonisd.org.


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The Wolf E-News archives are now posted on the Westside website. If you ever need access to an older edition for information or entertainment, you can now have it with the click of a mouse!  


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MAY 5, 2014
Parents and community members are invited to a Principal's Reception hosted by the Westside PTO this Thursday, May 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Commons. 


Refreshments will be served from from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. The program to follow will feature a showcase of student achievement, and Principal Peggi Stewart sharing an overview of our school today, as well as new developments on the horizon. 


You will not want to miss this special opportunity to gather and socialize with parents and staff, while getting a glimpse into what is happening now and in the future at Westside. Hope to see you there!

The Westside Wolves Baseball Team defeated Strake Jesuit in Round 1 of the State Playoffs in two straight games, 3-2 and 6-5. Westside has advanced to the Area Round of the State Playoffs and will take on Cy Ranch, this weekend.

Game 1:
Friday @ Cy Ranch 4:30 p.m.

Game 2:
Saturday @ Westside 1:00 p.m.

Game 3: (if needed)
Saturday @ Westside (30 minutes after game 2) 

The Teacher Appreciation Week at Westside was one to remember.  Teachers were treated to lunch from a gourmet food truck and some home made treats created by our culinary students. one highlight of the week was when the faculty received a pair of sunglasses. The sunglasses were needed because our students' futures are so bright, we have to wear shades.

Inertia Dance Company got their Inertian spirit going on Sunday, May fourth, down at the Space Center Houston's Annual Star Wars Day. They gave four performances to a great crowd of Star Wars fanatics. Not only was the CEO of NASA impressed, but we got the ultimate thumbs up from The 501st Legion! Well done Inertians! May the Force be with you.

Next up, Inertia has been invited to work with Jane Weiner and Hope Stone Dance Company to perform in the staging of the documentary film project "Dance The Dream Houston". This is a year long event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's I Have Dream, which will be broadcast on PBS later this year.

Inertia...Go big or go home!
This semester has been "contest season" for many of our performing ensembles and once again we have proven to be one of the best! 
Our Winter Percussion Ensemble traveled to Texas A&M on April 5, to compete in the Texas Color Guard Circuit State Championships. For the third year in a row, our Westside Percussion Ensemble were named "State Champions" in the Concert World Class. Way to bring it home again!
Two of our concert bands participated in the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest on April 11 and 15. The Symphonic Winds received a division one rating in sight-reading and the Wind Ensemble received a Sweepstakes Award for a division one rating in all parts of the contest.
Senior softball player Samantha Gorny (above) and senior wrestler Cole Jongebloed (below) have been selected as Touchdown Club Scholar Athlete Finalists. The winners will be announced at a banquet on May 28.



Westside High School has been selected to receive a kiosk that provides information about post-secondary information, including college, career, scholarship opportunities and other valuable information from a partner company, IQ Kiosk (IQK). The kiosk will be free of charge to the schools and students.


In addition to the kiosk, effective immediately, IQK has launched a portal that will provide the same information as the kiosk. Every day the portal will be updated with new and additional information in various subject areas.

The portal address is www.iqkioskonline.com. We encourage you to register on the portal and begin to use the portal as of today! 


To wrap up the Choices topic for April, body image, I wanted to address something called the "thin ideal". In our society today, we are bombarded with media messages telling us how we are supposed to look, dress, act, speak, etc. Especially since technology is omnipresent, it is almost impossible to hide from these messages. 

Our society focuses on something called a "Thin Ideal" which implies that a certain look results in success, happiness, or confidence. This ideal negates so many qualities that truly define who we are because it solely focuses on appearances and what is on the surface, instead of what is on the inside. It is important that we teach our teens the "Healthy Ideal" instead. This ideal comes in all shapes and sizes and looks different for everyone. It is a way of life achieved in mind, body and spirit. Furthermore, it places emphasis on relationships, nutrition, exercise and self-esteem to positively impact our body image and our confidence. Most importantly, the "Healthy Ideal" doesn't include fat talk.

Fat talk is any statement that reinforces the "Thin Ideal" standard of beauty and contributes to women and men's dissatisfaction with their bodies. So, have you ever said to yourself: "I am so fat", "Someone my size can't wear that", "I wish I had more curves" or "Please cut my arm out of that photo, I look fat"? Or, have you ever said the following about someone else: "She is too big to be wearing that" or "Wow, he has gotten fat"? If you have, then you are a fat talk pro. Unfortunately, most of us are.

What can we as a society do to eradicate fat talk? Start with changing the conversation with yourself. If we can work on eliminating the harshness with which we use to talk to ourselves, there will be a culture shift in what the "ideal" is supposed to look like. Let's celebrate all of our accomplishments, our family, our jobs, what we are thankful for instead of focusing on whether or not we will ever be as tall and skinny as Gwyneth Paltrow or as handsome as Denzel Washington. Let's wake up every day and look in the mirror and say "Wow, I am so glad I woke up as ME today". Wouldn't that be a great way to start the day? 

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, I will be showing the movie "Cyberbully" during lunch in S100. We will have popcorn and soda and students can receive credit appeal for attending. Questions? Email me: mparsley@council-houston.org.  

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